Location Sound Recording for Film and Television

Scholarships Available

15 months Full-time

Main Campus In person

Application deadline 6 Jun 2024

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Location Sound Recording for Film and Television

COURSE OVERVIEW

Become a professional in a field actively seeking out the next generation of talent.

The Diploma in Location Sound Recording for Film and Television is a comprehensive program designed to prepare you for a career in location sound recording. It  has been designed to meet the industry's growing demand for highly trained sound crew for film and television productions.

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"This course absolutely changed my life. I was able to work on projects more confidently, and I felt my tutors were very supportive, even after graduating."

Chi Limpiroj
2019 graduate

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Taught exclusively by Industry professionals, this course will give you high quality training in the theory and practice of recording sound for picture, both on location and in our state-of-the-art 4K multi-camera television studio. You will also get vital production experience, as you collaborate with fellow students in other specialisms to make several films.

Upon completion of this course, you will be well-equipped for a variety of careers in the film and television industry, starting as a Sound Trainee and progressing to 2nd Assistant Sound, 1st Assistant Sound and then Production Sound Mixer.  

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sound and audio equipment.
  • Operate professional location sound recording equipment effectively.
  • Capture high-quality audio in various on-location settings.
  • Collaborate with film and television production teams.
  • Troubleshoot common sound recording issues.
  • Adhere to industry standards and best practices for location sound recording.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, communication, and teamwork skills in a production. 

COURSE FACILITIES

We offer access to industry-standard sound location recording equipment, using the latest technology, such as Sound Devices multi-track recorders, including the 888 and 688 and radio microphone systems from Audio Ltd and Sennheiser. Plus, you'll have access to an extensive suite of microphones for all applications and Sennheiser IEM systems for production sound distribution.

Full ScreenSkills Scholarship Available

There is funding for this course including a ground-breaking Screenskills scholarship which, this year, will be offered to those who are Black, Asian or from lower socio-economic backgrounds, applying to join the next intake of the course in September 2023. The scholarship will cover the full cost of the 15-month course and provide a £5,000 contribution to living expenses.

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Student Showcase

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Dive (trailer)

2023 graduation fiction

Director/Writer - Will Peppercorn

Producer - Martina Buendia Silva

Production Sound Mixer - Will Rowe

1st Assistant Sound - Jacopo Scutti

An environmental thriller set onboard an offshore oil rig out in the North Sea.

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Alumni on Zoom - Sound

We speak to Oscar-winning Sound Recordist Stuart Wilson (1917, Star Wars), Ronald Bailey (Pennyworth, Silent Witness) and Caroline Singh (Cuckoo) about their careers and their journey to the NFTS.

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This Is Ours (trailer)

2023 graduation fiction

Director/Writer - Simon London

Producer - Cristina Isgrò

Production Sound Mixer - Erin Millican

1st Assistant Sound - Jacob Evans

Trapped in a 1960s facility evaluating children for potential citizenship, two girls are faced with the question of human value. While their competitive conditioning sets them against each other, one’s rebellion disrupts everything and sparks a connection that neither will forget.

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The Paradise Park Will Close on Fridays at Three (trailer)

2023 graduation documentary

Director - Frank Eli Martin

Producer - Tal Elkayam

Sound Recordist - Jacopo Scutti

Through a chorus of characters, this film documents the uncanny absurdism of an Israeli  theme park built in the Palestinian West Bank and finds a tragic allegory for the delusions that are needed to rationalise the injustices of Israeli society.

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Cadaver (trailer)

2023 graduation documentary

Director/Producer - Benjamin Kodboel

Sound Recordist - Erin Millican

An undertaker collects the bodies of people who have drowned trying to reach Spain, then repatriates them to their home countries. Now, an unusual incident is forcing him to face his own mortality.

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

The Zone of Interest

Production Sound Mixer Tarn Willers

2024 Academy Award and BAFTA winning for Best Sound

The Zone of Interest film poster

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

Dune 2

Key First Assistant Sound Tom Harrison

Other credits include: Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One; Spider-Man: Far From Home

Dune 2 publicity poster

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

Barbie

Sound Mixer Nina Rice

Other credits include: Saltburn, This Is Going To Hurt, The Crown

Barbie publicity picture

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

The Marvels

Key 1st Assistant Sound Alex Bryce
1st Assistant Sound 2nd Unit Tom Fennell

The Marvels publicity still

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

1st Assistant Sound/Boom Operator Tom Fennell

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar publicity still

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One

Boom Operator Hosea Ntabora

Other credits include: Black Adam, Thor: Love and Thunder, Slow Horses, Baptiste, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, I May Destroy You

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning pt1 poster

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

The Crown Series 6

Sound Recordist Erin Millican
Second Assistant Sound Dailies: Queen Unit / First Assistant Sound Dailies: King Unit Nicholas A. Ager

The Crown publicity still

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Production Sound Mixer, Academy Award and BAFTA winner Stuart Wilson

Other credits include: The Batman, 1917, Skyfall, The Last Jedi

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny poster

Graduate Success

Graduates have been employed on a number of high profile television and film productions.

Recent credits include...

Red, White and Royal Blue

Sound Mixer Judi Lee-Headman AMPS, CAS

Head of NFTS Location Sound Recording

Red White and Royal Blue publicity poster